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Black Consumer Power Still Matters

Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil on Saturday, 05 October 2013 15:44.

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-Consumer 2013 Report. This is Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s third comprehensive, in-depth report on African-American consumers. I along with Cloves Campbell, chairman of the NNPA; Rev. Jacques DeGraff who is the co-chair of Nielsen’s External African-American Advisory Council, officially released the report at a press conference during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

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ColorOfChange.org Launches Campaign Urging Governor Jerry Brown to “Ban the Box” on Government Employment Applications in California

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 04 October 2013 13:32.

Online Civil Rights Group Launches Petition Urging Governor Brown to sign legislation that would discourage public sector employers from discrimination against formerly incarcerated job seekers. View Petition Here: www.act.colorofchange.org/sign/ban_the_box/ Oakland, CA - Governor Jerry Brown has just a few days to sign legislation (AB 218, Dickinson) that would make it harder for employers to discriminate against formerly incarcerated job seekers.

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22 Ways Government Shutdown Will Ruin Your Life

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 04 October 2013 13:30.

For the first time since 1997, the U.S. government has shut down. This happens when Congress fails to pass authorization to sufficiently fund local and federal government operations. During a shutdown, the government will usually stop providing all services except those that are deemed "essential".

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NCCU and Partners Receive Grant for Nanoscale 3-D Printer

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 12:27.

DURHAM, N.C. — The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has awarded $200,000 to a group of scientists and engineers from North Carolina Central University, Duke University and North Carolina State University to purchase a Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN) unit, a device that functions as a 3-D printer at the molecular level and has a vast range of potential applications.

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N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Hosts Lecture on Legends and Lore of the Lower Cape Fear

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 12:27.

 SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- Author Brooks Preik joins the museum during the haunting month of October for bone chilling stories of our lost souls of the Cape Fear.  Known for her exceptional storytelling and knowledge of the area, Ms. Preik will keep the room in suspense as we learn about the phantasmic lady of Bald Head, the mysterious ghostly aftermath of the deadly Nor'easter of 1872 that claimed the lives of 5 brave pilots, and many more. 

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Black Media Slighted as Spending Power Exceeds $1Trillion

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 30 September 2013 18:02.

Neilsen Senior Vice President Cheryl Pearson-McNeil says Black consumers should invest in companies that invest in them. {NNPA Photo by Ann Ragland)

Nielsen Senior Vice President Cheryl Pearson-McNeil says Black consumers should invest in companies that invest in them. {NNPA Photo by Ann Ragland) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although annual Black spending is projected to rise from its current $1 trillion to $1.3 trillion by 2017, advertisers allot only 3 percent of their $2.2 billion yearly budget to media aimed at Black audiences, a new Nielsen report has found.

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Obama Reignites Push for Gun Legislation

Written by George E. Curry on Monday, 30 September 2013 17:59.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of high-profile gun violence in the nation’s capital and  Chicago, President Barack Obama told members of the Congressional Black Caucus and their dinner guests that he will renew his effort to persuade Congress to pass legislation toughening the nation’s gun laws. Speaking at the CBC Foundation Dinner Saturday night, Obama said, “We can’t rest until all of our children can go to school or walk down the street free from the fear that they will be struck down by a stray bullet. Just two days ago, in my hometown of Chicago, 13 people were shot during a pickup basketball game, including a 3-year-old girl.

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Black Women Murdered by Men Three Times Rate of White Females

Written by Freddie Allen on Monday, 30 September 2013 17:58.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black women are murdered by men, often their present or past husbands or lovers, at a rate that is nearly three times the murder rate of White women killed by men, according to a report by the Violence Policy Center. The report titled, “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data,” found that, “black females were murdered by males at a rate of 2.61 per 100,000, compared to a rate of 0.99 per 100,000 for white females.”

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HBCUs Must Adapt to Teach the 21st Century Students

Written by Freddie Allen on Monday, 30 September 2013 17:57.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As historically Black colleges and universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that collaborative partnerships in business, in the community, and on campus will be needed to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive in the 21st century.

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African-American College Football Players Earn Top Honors for Community Service

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 23 September 2013 12:50.

(BLACK PR WIRE) – Many student athletes who excel on the field also score points in their personal lives by successfully balancing athletics, schoolwork and giving back to their communities. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), along with sponsorship partner Allstate, recognizes college/university football players of exemplary character with their annual Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® award, one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college sports. 

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